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This cruise was given to us through comps from a casino. Room was small but nice. Not enough of room for our clothes for 7 days. Bunk bed attached to the wall and cot under our bed made the room and little cramped. Lucky for us we got a discount on our drink package because normal price was $99 a day per person that has to be purchased for everyone in the cabin for the whole trip! I ordered Long Island Iced Tea for the first couple of days until I saw the bartender pouring it from the tap! It was pre-made and not a lot of alcohol in it. If I was paying full price for the alcohol package, I know I would be upset. Also water and energy drinks aren't included! Water cost me $35 for a 12 pack of 1 liter bottles. Once on board, the same 12 bottles were offered for $25! I wasn't happy. Food was good! The dining room and garden café (buffet) were included in the price but 7 other restaurants on the ship were an extra charge. Our steward was very friendly, our server in the dining room the second night was top notch. 2 bartenders in the casino were excellent. Other then that, most of the other servers or bartenders were not friendly. Service desk, excursion desk and people on the shops were very nice. Room service menu was very good and included in our price but had to pay a $7.95 service charge which I didn't mind. Checking in and out was very painless. Entertainment was good. The comedian that they had was excellent. Ship was a little hard to guide through especially on the upper decks. Shore excursions were good. Cruise director was top notch! This was my 4th cruise and my first with NCL. I should also mention that you're not allowed to bring on board and water or soft drinks, which was why I purchased a water package. You can bring on a bottle of wine per person, but they charge a $15 "corking fee" for each 750ml bottle and $30 for each 1500ml bottle.

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Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review by Mrarcade

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: March 2019
  • Destination: Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Inside
This cruise was given to us through comps from a casino. Room was small but nice. Not enough of room for our clothes for 7 days. Bunk bed attached to the wall and cot under our bed made the room and little cramped. Lucky for us we got a discount on our drink package because normal price was $99 a day per person that has to be purchased for everyone in the cabin for the whole trip! I ordered Long Island Iced Tea for the first couple of days until I saw the bartender pouring it from the tap! It was pre-made and not a lot of alcohol in it. If I was paying full price for the alcohol package, I know I would be upset. Also water and energy drinks aren't included! Water cost me $35 for a 12 pack of 1 liter bottles. Once on board, the same 12 bottles were offered for $25! I wasn't happy. Food was good! The dining room and garden café (buffet) were included in the price but 7 other restaurants on the ship were an extra charge. Our steward was very friendly, our server in the dining room the second night was top notch. 2 bartenders in the casino were excellent. Other then that, most of the other servers or bartenders were not friendly. Service desk, excursion desk and people on the shops were very nice. Room service menu was very good and included in our price but had to pay a $7.95 service charge which I didn't mind. Checking in and out was very painless. Entertainment was good. The comedian that they had was excellent. Ship was a little hard to guide through especially on the upper decks. Shore excursions were good. Cruise director was top notch! This was my 4th cruise and my first with NCL. I should also mention that you're not allowed to bring on board and water or soft drinks, which was why I purchased a water package. You can bring on a bottle of wine per person, but they charge a $15 "corking fee" for each 750ml bottle and $30 for each 1500ml bottle.
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Cabin ID 10101
Cabin was nice. Bathroom was great! Loved the sliding door on the shower. Didn't like the extra bunk bed under our bed. Took room away from us storing our bags. Need more storage for our clothes.
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